The Kingmakers of James Town have urged the public to treat with contempt any publication which seems to suggest that James Town have no chief and that James Town will soon install a new chief.
At a very brief press conference on Saturday, September 6, 2018, the Kingmakers contend that the James Town stool is not vacant since they have a new Chief in the person of Kojo Ababio II who was rightfully and legitimately installed.
At the press briefing, Nii Appiah V noted that it is the custom of James Town to install a new chief after the demise of a chief before the funeral.
He also mentioned that the Kingmakers which draws its mandate from the native administrative ordinance of 1929 which bestowed on them the power to install a chief since 11 April 1929 of which he is part have installed one Oberempong Wetse Kojo II known in private life as Dr. Prince Nii Ashaku Bruce Quaye as chief of James Town.
He thus entreats the general public to disregard any publication which suggests the James Town as vacant.
To them, the Ngleshie Alata Traditional Council has no role to play in selecting a chief for James Town and therefore wants the public to dispel any publication to that effect.
Nii Appiah V also called President Akufo Addo and his wife to barre individuals who are using their names to pervert the traditional and customary way of selecting a new chief for James Town to desist from that since they(Kingmakers) believes strongly in the President’s respect for the rule of law.
Jamestown originated as a community that emerged around the 17th-century British James Fort, merging with Accra as the city grew. It is well known for its predominant fishing activities by its indigenes and the various boxing arenas which have trained kids to become professional boxers.